Something to Think About …. “🤔 Spanish: the Oldest Non-Native Language Spoken in the U.S. 🤔 …. “!! …. “


~~February 4, 2020~~

SPANISH LANGUAGE

I’m so sick and tired of this frequent American attitude about those who speak a different language, mainly Spanish.

I moved to Florida in 1999. I’d live in Puerto Rico all my life before that. I was educated in an American, Catholic private school where all my lessons, with the exception of Spanish (of course) were taught in English. My textbooks were in English in school, high school and medical school. All the official documents in the Island were in English.

I considered myself fluent on English because plenty of times it proved to be beneficial.

It wasn’t until 1999 when I realized that many Americans I came in contact with resented the fact that a group of us would speak in Spanish when Hispanic people were congregated. As a ironic aside, they surely didn’t mind when the went to get their nails done and the lady workers spoke any other languages!!

They sure minded when Spanish was spoken!!

Spanish is a beautiful language.

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Spanish or Castilian is a Romance language that originated in the Iberian Peninsula and today has over 483 million native speakers, mainly in Spain and the Americas. It is a global language, the world’s second-most spoken native language, after Mandarin Chinese and the world’s fourth-most spoken language, after Mandarin Chinese, English and Hindi.

~WIKIPEDIA~

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For gawd’s sake, do yourself a favor: open your minds (if you have a rational one) and think of speaking other languages (whichever they may be) as a positive not a negative. Have an open mind and try to better yourself. Show intelligence not ignorance! Be a bigger person and realize that there are plenty other things other than what you actually know that you can learn:

be open to different cultures, customs, races, people.

Always keep in mind that there were other people in this nation before the ‘white Europeans’ took over.

This will surely make you a better individual in so many ways!

Off the soap box!!

HortyRex©

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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